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Space Station Photos: Expedition 37 Mission In Orbit (Gallery)

Expedition 37: NASA’s Michael Hopkins Speaks at State Commission Meeting

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Expedition 37 NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins talks during the State Commission meeting at the Cosmonaut Hotel, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Russian Flight Engineer Speaks at State Commission Meeting

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Expedition 37 Russian Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) talks during the State Commission meeting at the Cosmonaut Hotel, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Soyuz Rocket in Upright Position

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The Soyuz rocket is seen on its launch pad shortly after being lifted into its upright position on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Soyuz Commander Talks at State Commission Meeting

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Expedition 37 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) talks during the State Commission meeting at the Cosmonaut Hotel, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Train Carries Soyuz Rocket to Launch Pad

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A train carries the Soyuz rocket to the launch pad by train on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Soyuz Erected into Launch Position

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This image shows the Soyuz rocket being lifted into position after being rolled out to the launch pad by train on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Orthodox Priest Blesses Soyuz Rocket

NASA/Carla Cioffi

An Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch pad on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz rocket is scheduled for Sept. 26 and will send Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer and Russian Flight Engineer Sergei Ryazansky on a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Expedition 37: Soyuz Rocket Receives Blessing

NASA/Carla Cioffi

This image shows an Orthodox priest blessing the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch pad on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Gantry Mechanisms Secure Soyuz at Launch Pad

NASA/Carla Cioffi

Large gantry mechanisms appear on either side of the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft after being raised into position to secure the rocket at the launch pad on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 37: Soyuz Rocket Seen Through the Branches

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The Soyuz rocket is seen through tree branches on its launch pad shortly after being lifted into its upright position on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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